Tuesday, 30 March 2010

TILMA by any other name is still TILMA

Today (March 30, 2010) in the British Columbia legislature, a Notice of Motion was tabled in the "Orders of the Day" that advises Douglas Horne (MLA from the right-wing Gordon Campbell government) would be moving the following:

4 Mr. Horne to move —

Be it resolved that this House support the creation of the New West Partnership with Alberta and Saskatchewan which will foster free trade, investment and labour mobility through the development of unified and mutually beneficial purchasing, procurement and licensing opportunities. (
see here.....)
Don't be fooled, this is already a done deal. Brad Wall, Gordon Campbell, and Ed Stelmach will be signing (if they haven't already signed it) a "New" TILMA, and are trying to get away with calling it something else i.e. "The New West Partnership". It's the Trade Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) that Brad Wall promised he would not sign.

The truth of the matter is, that they've just changed the name and are trying to spin it as something else.

I have some questions: What's in this agreement? When did Brad Wall get a mandate to enter into it? Who negotiated it?

1 comment:

Oscar said...

Brad Wall 'promised' to not sign TILMA?!?!?

And, you're surprised!